June 12, 2015

CIPD Level 3 L&D Business Case

CIPD Level 3 Foundation Certificate & Diploma in Learning and Development Practice

This document is designed to help you structure a business case, assisting you in gaining organisational backing to undertake your CIPD Level 3 Foundation in Learning and development Practice. It is provided in Word format so you can utilise and edit the parts that are relevant to you. If you need any further information or assistance in completing your business case we’d be happy to help, you can contact DPG’s CIPD team on 0330 660 0220 or CIPD@dpgplc.co.uk

Following my performance review and our discussion around my development needs for this year, I have researched the options available both internally and externally as suggested.

My research concludes that I need to enhance my Training/L&D knowledge and skills through a professional CIPD qualification.

There is a CIPD qualification available to aspiring or existing Trainers and those looking for a strong grounding in L&D essentials.? DPG plc was the first national CIPD provider to launch this programme in December 2010.

The programme will enable me to gain new L&D skills, to ensure that L&D adds strategic value to our organisation and that we are helping to drive enhanced organisational performance.

Budget Required: *L2,490 + VAT (Certificate) or *L2,990 +VAT (Diploma)

*(DPG are so confident in the quality of their programme and have a unique guaranteed pass or fees are refunded.? As long as I attend all the workshops and submit my assessments on time DPG will honour this).

Why do I need the CIPD Certificate in L&D Practice Qualification?

???? The CIPD Certificate in L&D Practice will provide me with a firm foundation in all areas of Training and L&D, as well as an understanding of L&D in a business context. It will help me develop practical, relevant skills and above all, will give me the confidence to be more effective at work
???? L&D is a specialist area and although I have some experience within my role, I now need to look at our L&D/training from a different viewpoint. I can only gain this through stepping away from our internal environment and benchmarking our L&D/training efforts against proven good practice in the L&D field
???? I will be able to evaluate our efforts – demonstrating added value through return on investment and expectations
???? The Certificate in L&D Practice (formerly the Certificate in Training Practice) is a must have for Trainers and L&D officers and ensures we have consistency and professional standards across the team
???? By studying and successfully achieving the qualification I will be able demonstrate that I am committed to achieving a high standard of professionalism, and have the skills knowledge and understanding and drive to maximise my contribution to the Training/L&D function and overall business performance.

The qualification
I have reviewed the content of the programme and highlighted the areas that I will be able to put into practice:

1.??? L&D and the Organisation
2.??? Identifying L&D Needs
3.??? Becoming an Effective L&D Practitioner
4.??? Designing L&D Activities
5.??? Evaluating L&D Activities
6.??? Delivering L&D Activities
Additional Diploma Units
7.??? Using Learning-related Theory to Enhance Learner Engagement
8.??? Supporting Individual Learning through Coaching and Mentoring

I have included the full unit summaries for the Level 3 Certificate qualification (Appendix 1) for your review.

When/Where/Duration
DPG run their programmes twice a year and I have received the dates for a programme in xxxxxx starting on xxxxxx.? As the programme runs on a flexible learning basis I only need to attend 4 workshops – minimising my time out of the office.? I am then required to commit between 6-8 hours self-study per week. Outside of the monthly workshop events my facilitator for the programme will run conference calls with our group and can be contacted by phone and email if I need any additional support.

All of DPG’s materials are hosted via the internet so I can access them anytime, anywhere. All the materials are also included in the price – including 1 CIPD recommended textbooks and access to a huge range of L&D and HR online resources. CIPD membership provides access to a huge range of resources, including free specialist L&D CPD events throughout the year.

The Provider
DPG has been a CIPD Centre for twenty years and is a leading provider of CIPD qualifications. They were the first national CIPD provider to launch the CIPD’s new qualifications and are ahead of the rest. The CIPD has stated their CIPD materials as being ‘excellent’ and after recent feedback from their CIPD delegates 97% said would recommend their programmes to colleagues and friends.

DPG are so confident in the quality of their programmes and support that they even guarantee I will pass or will refund the cost of the programme.? I have checked the conditions of this guarantee and there are no strings attached- all I need to do is to attend all of my workshops and submit my assessments on time.

DPG use CIPD qualified L&D practitioners to facilitate their programmes. Their programmes are highly practical and designed with accelerated learning techniques in mind. This ensures that learning takes place in an effective and fun way. The techniques that DPG use will help me to improve our own learning interventions too.

Once you have confirmed that I have the budget approval I can call or email DPG to reserve my place for the next programme starting in Autumn 2015.

Appendix 1

Certificate in L&D Practice Unit overviews

1. L&D and the Organisation:
On completion of this unit, you will learn:
1??? Understand different types of organisations and the factors that distinguish them.
2??? Understand external factors which impact on organisations.
3??? Understand how L&D can support the achievement of organisational objectives.

2. Identifying L&D Needs:
On completion of this unit, you will learn:
1??? Understand how learning needs arise and why it is important to be aware of them.
2??? Be able to identify, prioritise and specify learning needs.

3. Becoming an Effective L&D Practitioner:
On completion of this unit, you will learn:
1??? Understand the skills and knowledge required of L&D practitioners.
2??? Understand essential behaviours required of L&D practitioners.
3??? Be able to apply CPD techniques to devise, implement and review a personal development plan.

4. Designing L&D Activities:
On successful completion of this unit, you will learn:
1.??? Understand factors which inform the design of L&D activities
2.??? Agree clear learning objectives for an L&D activity
3.??? Design inclusive L&D activities which address identified L&D objectives
4.??? Detail the L&D activity in a recognised and useable format

5. Evaluating L&D Activities:
On completion of this unit, you will learn:
1??? Understand the purpose and practice of evaluating L&D activities.
2??? Be able to identify and collect information required to evaluate L&D activities.
3??? Be able to analyse evaluation information and present findings to inform decision-making.

6. Delivering L&D Activities:
On successful completion of this unit, you will learn:
1.??? Be able to prepare to deliver an L&D activity
2.??? Be able to create a positive learning environment.
3.??? Be able to use a range of training techniques and methods to deliver an inclusive L&D activity for a group of learners, which meets identified objectives.
4.??? Be able to identify and collect information for evaluating an L&D activity.

Additional Diploma Units overview:

7. Using Learning-related Theory to Enhance Learner Engagement:
On successful completion of this unit, you will learn:
1.??? Understand how different approaches and studies in psychology can underpin and inform L&D practice.
2.??? Know about the main factors that need to be considered when planning and facilitating learning.
3.??? Be able to use findings from neuroscience and psychology to enhance engagement in the learning process.

8. Supporting Individual Learning through Coaching and Mentoring:???
On successful completion of this unit, you will learn:
1.??? Understand the nature, purpose and practice of coaching.
2.??? Understand the nature, purpose and practice of mentoring.
3.??? Be able to use coaching and mentoring models and techniques to support individual learning.
4.??? Know how to record coaching and mentoring activity

Here are a couple of testimonials from DPG’s website:

“It is a fully comprehensive CIPD learning experience. I think the blended approach works really well and that the workshop timings (one per month) are about right. The standard of facilitation and feedback has been consistently high.”
?”I think the CIPD programme content is excellent on the whole, and as a newcomer to training is providing a massive help. The range of methods used to deliver the material is also helpful.” –Stuart Applewhite, Lease Direct Finance

“Completing the CIPD programme with DPG was one of the best moves I’ve made with regard to personal development. Many Thanks”.
“The CIPD programme supplied me with good knowledge on what training is and how it should be designed. It was very useful and it provided me with the confidence, the skills and the knowledge needed to become professional in what I do”. – Andrew Brazier, Schering-Plough

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